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Canyon Lake - Construction Updates

We traveled to beautiful Canyon Lake today, to check on construction of our Modern Hill Country Home and Apartment Workshop Garage Expansion. Just over the past few days, the foundation crew quickly graded the land, started form work / back fill and preparing for underground plumbing work to begin.


Stay tuned, as both of these exciting Lake House projects will be in construction parallels. Check out more of our Lake House projects here.


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Construction progress on the Apartment Workshop Garage Expansion

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Construction progress on the Hill Country Modern Home
Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Construction progress on the Hill Country Modern Home

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Construction progress on the Apartment Workshop Garage Expansion

Hill Country Modern Home


A home designed to take your breath away. An unparalleled, spectacular and all-encompassing villa at Canyon Lake, Texas, is an abode beyond imagination. Canyon Lake is a picturesque setting with 80 miles of shoreline surrounded by an abundant waterscape, nature-rich neighborhoods, heritage museums, private clubs, gorges, hiking trails, camp areas, boat houses and many more enriching outdoor zones to explore.

The luxurious hill country home showcases a modern expression of country-style architecture in a tranquil setting, with remarkable spatial zones-indoor and outdoor.


Nestled in nature with 4460 sq. ft of living space, it includes four plush bedrooms, four relaxing baths, office space and enlivening outdoor spaces. Architecturally, the rustic finished house integrates strategic volumes, along with an array of slope roofs stacked in various elevated configurations.


Meticulously weaving the surrounding landscape, neatly orienting shaded and outdoor areas, and integrating scenic viewpoints in and out of the property—were the prime attributes focused on by the architects. They began by preserving the existing natural biosphere and innovatively ‘zoning’ to configure an exceptional floor plan.

The house is geared to entertain guests to swim in the pool, go fishing, and hunting while experiencing a country life charm. An outdoor patio with louvred extents is always open for entertainment, accommodating a large dining table for a feast. If your jam is to lie down under the shade of tree canopies or gaze into the night sky on decks, then you are at the right place.

The client insisted on crafting a functional home with an entertaining lifestyle, and the architects re-designed the original design to bring together a fabulous countryside home!


Modern Hill Country Home Motif Architects Austin Texas
Modern Hill Country Home

Modern Hill Country Home Motif Architects Austin Texas
Modern Hill Country Home


Modern Hill Country Home Motif Architects Austin Texas
Modern Hill Country Home


Modern Hill Country Home Motif Architects Austin Texas
Modern Hill Country Home

Modern Hill Country Home Motif Architects Austin Texas
Modern Hill Country Home

Modern Hill Country Home Motif Architects Austin Texas
Modern Hill Country Home

Modern Hill Country Home Motif Architects Austin Texas
Modern Hill Country Home

Modern Hill Country Home Motif Architects Austin Texas
Modern Hill Country Home


Modern Hill Country Home Motif Architects Austin Texas
Modern Hill Country Home

Modern Hill Country Home Motif Architects Austin Texas
Modern Hill Country Home


Workshop Garage Apartment Expansion


The two-story addition includes enlarged family spaces, a new master suite, and functionality to an existing garage - all without compromising the character of the original vacation home.

This project includes an expansion to the existing 906 SF garage, adding over 3,300 SF of storage and workshop space. Ideally for country homes, large workshop garages house wakeboard boats, UTV's, 4 wheelers, motorcycles and whatever adrenaline fueled toys that you can imagine.

The second story is compromised of three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large family space. Each room had specific requirements by the client, which accommodates their children and grandchildren needs. Ample space in each bedroom allows for double twin bunkbeds, storage for suitcases and children needs and easy access to bathrooms.

The kitchen and family rooms are divided by a freestanding, oversized island containing storage on one side and decorative panels with extra electrical power connections on the other. Multipaned doors on kitchen cabinets suit the period of the house and add depth to cabinet-lined walls. Additional storage is tucked into the corridors, including a pantry space.



Workshop Garage Apartment Expansion
Workshop Garage Apartment Expansion


Foundation Work


During the foundation phase of a construction project, concrete forms are built, concrete is poured, damp proofing is applied, site drainage is installed and the newly formed foundation work is backfilled.


Foundation waterproofing is a significant part of house construction. Waterproofing your foundation can prevent water from leaking into the home and minimize damage to walls and wall paint. New construction foundation waterproofing also helps to protect the outside of your house.



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Slight land grading and temporary formwork - Modern Hill Country Home

Once the temporary formwork is in place, the crew can now bring in additional dirt, also referred to as fill, to elevate the slab and allow for interior grade beams to be formed in place.


Concrete forms are typically built new out of plywood and dimensional wood or can be rented and reused on multiple sites. After their use, new forms can either be recycled and the wood reused to sheath the new structure. In some cases, forms are only used once and are then thrown out. When forms are not reused or recycled to sheath the new structure, these forms can be the source of large volumes of construction waste.



Canyon Lake Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Slight land grading and temporary formwork - Modern Hill Country Home

Canyon Lake Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Slight land grading and temporary formwork - Modern Hill Country Home


Did you know? Most residential architects provide foundation and framing plans?


That's right, some firms provide additional drawings to assist with the structural design. However, we at Motif Architects prefer to outsource this work to a licensed engineer, who has years of education, training and considered a professional in their specific field.


Even though architects have education and "some" training with structural calculations, we are by far from being experts. If the house doesn't have a great foundation and "bones" from the start, its on the path of being unsuccessful from the beginning.



 

To learn more about these exciting project, please check out our project pages.







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